Maurice Jarre

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Birth Name: Maurice Jarre
Born: 09/13/1924
Birth Place: France
Death Place: Los Angeles, California, USA
Died: 03/29/2009

Jarre studied percussion and composition at the Paris Conservatory under Arthur Honneger, Jacques de la Presle and Louis Aubert. Following military service in the French navy during WWII, he was tapped by Jean Louis Barrault to serve as orchestral composer and arranger for Barrault's theater company. When he left Barrault after four years, Jarre joined with Jean Vilar's recently formed Theatre National Populaire and honed his craft preparing incidental music for classical works by Moliere, Victor Hugo and Shakespeare. Shortly thereafter, the composer crossed over into films, debuting with the music for George Franju's short "Hotel des Invalides" (1952) and following up over the next six year... Continue Bio >>

Popular Television:
1995 Doctor Zhivago: The Making of a Russian Epic
1992 Great Performances (08/09/93)
1992 Lean By Jarre